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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much should interior painting cost per square foot?

You can expect a 12x12-foot average room with 8-foot ceilings to cost $100 to paint, while a 16x16-foot room with 9-foot ceilings could cost around $175. 

To calculate the cost of interior painting per square foot, measure the square footage of wall space and ceiling space of your room. From this, you can estimate the number of gallons of paint needed to cover the wall space and compare it to these figures. You can also ask interior painters near you to provide an estimate before you hire them.

How much does it cost to paint the interior of a house?

Interior house painting costs are calculated on a few key factors. Nationally, interior house painting projects range from $917 (for one room) to $4,893 (for eight rooms). The wide price range indicates how much square footage, paint selection and labor can affect cost. One pro uses a laser to measure each room, subtracting the size of the doors and windows, and then bases the quote on the square footage of the actual surfaces to be painted.

Painters may provide you with savings if you opt to paint your entire home rather than just having one room or an accent wall painted. For example, the average house painting cost for an 8x12 room with 8-foot ceilings is roughly $200, when contractor-grade paint is used. Painting ceilings, baseboards and frames can also affect cost. Pros may charge per linear foot to smooth and paint baseboards.

In one area, pros might charge 50 cents per linear foot to paint baseboards, while pros in another part of the country could charge $1.50 per linear foot for the same task. Painters may charge flat rates for painting door and window frames, with one charging $20-$25 and another $60 per door. Geography and regional costs to do business play a major role in the cost of interior painting. The same painter in a rural region has less to pay in taxes, transportation, insurance and overhead than they would in a major city like New York.

How much do interior painters charge per hour?

You can expect to pay $50 per hour for interior painting. This price will change depending on a number of factors and may range between $30 and $160 per hour. Some factors include the height of the rooms, the complexity of the painting and more.

For an accurate cost estimate, request quotes from local painters and contractors.

How much do painters cost?

The national average cost to hire an interior painter ranges between $200-$2,700. Interior painters can tackle everything from complete color makeovers in each of your rooms to touching up an accent wall to painting pieces of furniture. The square footage and complexity of the project, along with the materials needed, are the main factors that will affect cost. Other factors include whether you supply the paint yourself or want the painter to do so, whether you move the furniture and do the prep work or ask them to do it, and whether any repair work is needed on the walls.

Painting the ceiling and the trim will also have an effect on cost. The type of paint you choose can also raise or lower your house painting cost. A gallon of paint may range from $20 to over $100, depending on quality and brand. Ask your painter if they charge per hour or per square foot, and how much you can save by doing prep work (moving furniture, etc.) yourself.

What should I look for when choosing a painter?

When choosing a painter, pay attention to online reviews and ratings. Reviews with pictures are especially valuable, as these showcase the painter’s work. It’s also important to check whether your state requires licenses for painters — if it’s required, your contractor should be able to present their license. 

Finally, compare estimates and quotes from multiple painters near you. Take into consideration what each one guarantees with the job, including factors like higher-quality paint, extensive preparation and a good warranty.

How often should you paint your walls?

You should repaint your home interior once every few years, depending on the condition of the current paint.

Paint on walls fades over time, regardless of the room — it could happen in a bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room or bathroom. However, paint that is exposed to more dirt, particularly flat or matte paint textures, may need repainting more frequently.

Areas of the bathroom or kitchen that routinely get touched may show signs of collecting dirt and grease over time. These would require more frequent painting.

If you're ready to repaint the walls in your home, get free estimates from the best painters near you.

How much value does painting add to a house?

Due to a lack of data available, it’s hard to say whether painting your home’s interior or exterior will increase its value. But there are some important things to keep in mind. 

If you're thinking about selling your home, you might want to repaint areas that look especially worn, dull or chipped so your house looks fresh and new to potential buyers. On the other hand, it’s possible some potential buyers will repaint the home upon moving in. So if you have a limited budget, your money (and time) might be better invested in other types of home projects, such as remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, installing new floors or fixing broken appliances

When in doubt, check with your realtor before making a final decision.

Does a painter need to enter my home?

If you’re hiring an exterior painter, the painter will likely not need to enter your home. But for interior paint jobs, the painter will need to enter your home.

When talking to potential painters, discuss a strategy to make sure you and the painter(s) stay safe while they’re completing the job in your home. Or, you might want to discuss scheduling the paint job at a later date.

Do you tip painters?

Yes, it’s best practice to tip house painters if you’re pleased with their work. Painters perform detailed, skilled work that can last for many years, if not decades. 

Tipping house painters is good etiquette. You can base the tip on the size of the crew, and request the amount to be evenly divided. Or, you can leave a tip based on the size of the job and leave it up to the foreman to decide how it is distributed among the crew. Sometimes — especially with big projects — the painters on the job change during the course of the project, so it’s often customary to leave one tip for the whole job.

Reviews for Melrose painters
Rose H.
Kelly was very communicative throughout the process of scheduling and choosing paint. Paulo came exactly on time and completed the painting efficiently, and cleaned up throughly when he was done. Best of all, it looks great!
Kelly Gomes Home ServicesKelly Gomes Home Services
Kara M.
Noslen was quick to get back to me & came out for an estimate. His price was great! The work he did on our garage was so meticulously done, that I gave him an additional painting job inside. That room was GORGEOUS when he finished. I HIGHLY recommend Noslen Painting!
Noslen PaintingNoslen Painting
Mike H.
Carlos and the team at Carbea Patining are great! They were very professional, easy to communicate with, reliable, and did a great job painting our 20ft high living room. We had outdated paint and they made them look like new. Pricing was spot on and I would highly recommend. I hope to use them again soon for other projects.
Carbea PaintingCarbea Painting
Leah R.
I was looking for an artist to paint an outdoor wall we have. Once I contacted David he responded immediately and has been very responsive through out the whole process. He provided a sketch prior to painting which helped me with the vision, and it was exactly what I was hoping for. David has immense talent, we are thrilled with the outdoor mural he is painting for us. People around the neighborhood are stopping by commenting on how fun and beautiful it is. David is very professional, clean and responsive I would hire him again in a second! Can’t say enough positive things - hire this guy!
"DS7" the ARTIST"DS7" the ARTIST
Jessica G.
Jefferson and his team worked diligently to get our rooms painted in decent time. They fixed existing issues and made the walls look brand new.
JBS painting incJBS painting inc
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and friendly. Paint job was very clean and wonderful attention to detail. Added a little extra work and stuck to the estimate. Plan on hiring again.
Viana Painting IncViana Painting Inc
Lindsey K.
Junior and his team just finished a full interior paint project at my new (140 year old) home, which included painting all the brown wood trim throughout the house white. Junior is incredibly easy to work with. He is very responsive, did a great job, and mobilized very quickly to get the job done on a tight schedule. We’re so happy with the results and will definitely use Inova again for future projects.
Inova Painting corp.Inova Painting corp.
Erina a.
It has been such a pleasure to work with Carlos. We hired Carlos to do interior painting on our entire house. He worked around our tight deadline, and put in extra time to get the job completed in time! He was very responsive and respectful. He showed up every morning with a big smile on his face, and left in the same state of mind, no matter how challenging or tiring his day had been. He was very patient guiding me through color selection. Choosing a paint color was the most challenging and annoying task, and Carlos was so helpful and patient throughout, no matter how many times I changed my mind. His quality of work is also excellent and he made sure I was happy at the end of the project, and I was! I would highly recommend Carlos for any painting project!
Carbea PaintingCarbea Painting
Debi D.
Kitchen cabinets look amazing, Perfection In painting, refinishing and repair. Nilso and his team have great design ideas and work 10+ hours a day to get the job done on time and on budget. Do not hesitate to hire GHI for your project, guaranteed to be done to perfection!!
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
Dilyana O.
The gentlemen from Two Men and a Brush were wonderful from the first communication with Ron to the completion of the job by Steve and Steve. They were professional, prompt, painted our very tall staircase walls quickly and made them look like new, and left the area very clean.
Two Men And A BrushTwo Men And A Brush
Doris S.
Nilso has my business for life. Nilso refreshed my kitchen cabinets (pictured) and painted a number of rooms including my kitchen. He will be refreshing a closet and painting the exterior of my house soon and I am excited. Not only is Nilso highly professional, punctual, respectful & honest, he has the eye of perfectionism. Meaning his work is precise and craftsmanship is high high quality. He puts his heart, soul and utter talent in his craft. I come from a family of architects & have the highest respect for Nilso's craft and art. And whilst it feels high end, he offers competitive and fair pricing. I highly recommend Nilso, thank you for all the beauty you have brought to my home so far.
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
Rebecca F.
We were extremely satisfied with the work Orlando and his team did painting our single family home recently. They did everything on the schedule we agreed to, were extremely neat/ clean during the project, did some extra unexpected carpentry at a very reasonable price. The project came out great. Highly recommend.
Orlando's painting & svc incOrlando's painting & svc inc
Brian J.
Alex made himself available right away to come by an assess our project request and offered a fair price. He was able to quickly schedule the project as well. He and his team did a terrific job with not only the work, but also suggesting the best materials and matching the paint to what we wanted. I highly recommend this company and will personally use them again for future projects.
MASS PAINTING & DEBRITO CONSTRUCTION LLCMASS PAINTING & DEBRITO CONSTRUCTION LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had Lou and his team paint / stain window trim, door trim, and other woodwork in our living, dining, and entry area in our new place. Lou came by for an estimate and gave us a reasonable rate. He had good availability/flexibility to start the job. He and his team used a key to come and go, job took 4-5 days. Pictures are before and after of fantastic trim work. I would recommend Lou.
Lou's Painting CompanyLou's Painting Company
Rosey B.
I don't know where to begin but, I will start with 10 stars! Nilso and his crew are amazing! Nilso is a hardworking professional and his work is meticulous! Always on time, covered and prepped everything. Re-faced my backsplash, refinished my cabinets, and painted the whole kitchen. The cabinets look like they just came from the factory and now I have the kitchen I have always wanted. When they were done, they cleaned my entire kitchen. I can not say enough about this man and his work ethics. I will be contacting him again to do more projects for me. Thank you, Grathwohl Home Improvement! Rosey B.
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
Thumbtack Customer
Mike and I had a bit of back and forth before the project actually started. He was able to give me a base quote having only seen photos and given the dimensions. We had to wait to close on our home before we could come in and see the space. He removed wallpaper in the dining room for us, repainted the walls, wainscoting, and crown molding. He painted the nursery upstairs for us which we didn't have time to tackle before the move, and he sanded and coated the downstairs floors and two of the bedroom floors for us upstairs. Everything looks amazing. More than I was expecting. Mike's attention to detail is fantastic and he was a pleasure to work with: punctual, responsive, and worked in our timeframe.
ScreenCoat Painting & FlooringScreenCoat Painting & Flooring
Brandon F.
Nilso is beyond professional! He is responsive, forthcoming, consultative and overall a very nice guy. I have worked with a lot of contractors and he is by far the most impressive. I would, and likely will, refer my family and friends to him and he will definitely get all of my work moving forward. More details below... We first engaged in the process of painting our cabinets and kitchen walls in mid-2018. We verbally agreed that he would do the job in the fall, but a few weeks after agreeing, we found out my wife was pregnant with our first child. With this news our priorities shifted to other house work and so I talked with Nilso. I apologized and asked that we postpone the work indefinitely while we figure everything out. With this news he was more interested in the happy occasion rather than the work we agreed on, which was amazing. Fast forward to early Spring 2019...I reached out to Nilso with some dates that we would be out of town for him and his crew to come out and do the work. He agreed to the dates and we set a time for him to come revisit the work to be done. While he was assessing the work we'd agreed upon, he added additional trim work and painting to the list and suggested he would come out a few days earlier than we had discussed to start this work. He and his crew showed up on time everyday, communicated clearly the process and steps they were taking , and kept me informed throughout (I'm nosy). When we returned home our kitchen had been transformed! It looked better than we could've ever imagined. The best part is, Nilso knew we had additional work being done (backsplash and floors) and he assured me he would be back to touch up any damage once those projects were complete...and he did it! Great work and a pleasure to work with...HIGHLY RECOMMEND
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
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